Monday, 14 May 2018

Speshink DT Louise. The Gent. Cards

Thank you for stopping by and joining me for the second post from the new Speshink DT. Today we are joined by Louise Partridge of Loppylou Cards.
Louise has created two beautiful Monochrome cards Using my 'The Gent' Stamp available from Chocolate Baroque or you can find it in the shop section at the top of my blog. xx
I'm in love with the layered and detailed backgrounds and the use of a monochrome pallet for each card.
If you have some time stop on by Louise's blog and see more of her beautiful cards.

Louise starts with this beautifully blue little number.


1. The Gent by Mark Gould was stamped in Denim Blue Ink and coloured in with 4 pencils Spectrum Aqua Blend Indigo and Deep Blue Prismacolour Silver and Faber Castell Sky Blue it was blended with a Dove blender pen.The Eyes were highlighted with Glossy Accents I then cut out the image.
2. For the background i took a square white 250 gsm card brushed a base coat on in Reeves Acrylics in Raw umber/paynes gray and a pebeo ultra marine blending the wash together
3.i then stamped onto tissue paper with a crafty individuals stamp "keep calm and carry on C1 334" ripping it up into large bits i glued it over the painted layer with Mod Podge


4. Then stencil with crosses and a cracked stencil with Antique Gold and Deco art metallics Purple Pearl. Tone it all down with a light brush over of white acrylic.
5 Then mix Deco Art texture sand paste with some ultramarine blue, raw umber, and another bit with Purple Pearl and the blue. The paste is then applied through a stencil to add texture.
6. With some white paint on my finger i gently rubbed over the dried texture to highlight. I darkened the edges with distress blueprint sketch
7 Then go in again with stamps to add further depth and to finish background i splattered antique gold and ultramarine blue.
8 With the cut out Gent i glued him down in the centre of background and mat and layered the square to black card and finished onto a white card So as i say keep Calm and stay Blue.

Louise's second card is this fab manly black and grey number ;)


  1. The Gent was stamped in Black Versa fine and coloured in Prismacolour black and a HB Pencil. and cut out adding glossy accents to the eyes for sparkle.
  2. I then took some paper and soaked it in a coffee and tea mixture to stain the paper then dried it off in an oven at 200 oC and then ironed it flat.
  3. I have a collection of vintage bus tickets i found at a flea market. So i placed them together on a sheet of paper and photocopied then onto the stain paper in black.
  4. Cutting up the images of the bus tickets, I collaged them with glue onto a square piece of card inking up the edges with black ink.
  5. With my machine to add some texture i machined around the edge.
  6. To add more depth to the background I stencilled with white gesso using a stencil from Imagination Crafts called Casablanca.
  7. To finish the image of the gent was glued to the centre and then mounted onto a card "Travel well Bobby ".  


Thank you all again for stopping by. Head back next Monday as I introduce another new member of the Speshink DT and share a new creation with my stamps. xx


7 comments:

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    1. Thanks so very much have a great day x

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  2. Fab cards! Those beautiful backgrounds really compliment Mark's stamps and the two work so well together. x

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    1. Thanks Gayna my special craft buddy all the best to you see you soon x

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  3. These are fab!! Love the backgrounds and monochrome!

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    1. Thanks so much its means a lot that you took the time to write a compliment have a great day glad you enjoyed looking

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  4. Both cards are wonderful- great colour choices, they really bring the stamps to life! x

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